Friday, February 12, 2016


by Chris Valentino


LONAVLA, FEB 12, 2016: The Feast of our Lay of Lourdes gathered all the Capitulars around the Holy Eucharistic table on day four of the Provincial Chapter 2016, of the Mumbai Salesian province in Lonavla.  


Father Cyril DeSouza the main celebrant, exhorted the members to lead the exhortation of Moses, "Choose life so that you and your descendants may live," and that of Christ, " If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up the cross and follow me,"  within the context of the important Chapter decision to be taken.  


The roll call and the summary minutes were followed by Commission Four  and Commission Five presenting their revised draft in the morning session.  Various clarifications were sought and a serious discussion ensued.  


Post Lunch, Commission Six- Youth Ministry and Social Communications, presented its revised draft which was also debated and discussed. The evening session was a lengthy three-hour affair with an engaging discussion on the Mumbai Province policies to be promulgated. 

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